This is our latest Quilt design, Rainy Day. I just love it! I am going to try to steal it for myself to hang on the wall in my daughters room. It is mostly applique, with only pieced borders to add a little scrappy fun. The finished quilt is 48″ X 60″, perfect for a little ones bed or to hang as I want to do. We used the Apliquick tools and machine applique for this quilt, check out our tutorial if you would like to give them a try. Remember April showers bring May flowers!
This is my Picket Fences quilt. I made it years ago and its one of my very favorite quilts. It is usually on my couch or my son drags it into his bed, or I do, its the perfect throw size for cuddling up in. In my family it has been well loved and washed a million times and just seems to get better and better. I have been asked for the pattern a lot lately because of pics I had posted on my Instagram, so I decided to share it as a Free Pattern. It is great for using up lots of scraps and I really think you could make it with the background in any color. Click the link below for the pattern and make one for you family to love.
Pretty much since I found out I was pregnant & having a boy, I have been obsessed with having this Apollo sweater from the movie “the Shining” for him. Leave it to the ever so talented other Pipers Girl (Jeanette) to make an even better version. Isn’t it perfect!? Its pretty spooky around this time of year because of its Horror film connection. Wear it all year round and its an absolutely adorable sweater for a little one! Our knitting pattern comes in a PDF for instant download and is sized for a child 2-6. We also offer yarn kits, which are a great deal because they comes with all of the beautiful yarns we used with just the right amount & the pattern(high quality wool blends that are washable).
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I am always excited to see the new Quiltmania Special Children Magazine when it comes out each year! We especially love all things for kids and so its always a fave. This year is the 2nd year in a row that we have had one of our original designs featured in it, so its a little extra special! It has just started showing up in the U.S. stores, so look out for one, they always sell out quickly. Our quilt Sleepytime is included alongside 19 other adorable projects. I like them all, but there is a quilt called “I Spy” by Trish Harper that is my very favorite, its pictured below.
I have been having a lot of fun making these blocks lately! I really wanted something scrappy and happy to use up some of my favorite fabrics in my stash, and these fit the bill for that perfectly. I played around with a few other blocks and landed on this one, I am calling Blooming Star. I have finished about 12 of them, and want to make 24 in all for a quilt, that I have not finished designing yet. I decided to do a tutorial that I am sharing with all of you and hopefully you will want to stitch some along with me. They are a lot easier than they look, so get some fabric together and get sewing! The tutorial is in a PDF that you can download on the link below:
When I finish the entire quilt, I will make sure to share it here. Please share your pictures if you make any! On Instagram please tag @pipersgirls and use hashtags #pipersgirls #bloomingstar, or post to our page on Facebook.
Quiltmania has been one of our very favorite magazines for as long as I can remember. We always think everything included in fabulous, unique and right up our alley in terms of style. When we started designing our own patterns, one of our lofty goals was to be featured in Quiltmania. So we were a bit giddy, to say the least when we found out they wanted to publish not one but TWO of our designs!! Yesterday a few copies arrived of OUR issue arrived and to say we are excited is the understatement of the century. Not only do our quilts look stunning on the pages, but all of the other projects that we are surrounded by are just beautiful! The issue is called Quiltmania Special Kids 2014 and has 28 different patterns inside, all geared towards the little ones. We will have issues in our shop and online to sell in a few weeks or you can pick it up at your local shop, or Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. Pick one up, its a keeper!
Both our Elephant & Whale Quilt are also available in single PDF patterns through the links below:
Our E is for Elephant and our W is for Whale patterns are both featured, and our Whale is even on the back cover!
I honestly love everything else that is included and am a little obsessed with the penguin quilt pattern below.